Wisdom teeth tend to appear in your late teens to early twenties. While some may have room to accommodate these late eruptions, many will not. There are, in fact, numerous situations in which the wisdom teeth will not be a welcome addition and will require oral surgery. Wisdom teeth for Coppell, TX patients can be removed by Dr. J. Darrell Steele.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Your first molars will typically grow in when you are about six years old while the second molars appear at roughly age 12. Third molars, or wisdom teeth, usually erupt from the ages of 17 to 25. If they grow in straight with enough room in the jaw to accommodate them, removal is usually not required. However, many patients suffer complications from their wisdom teeth and eventually schedule wisdom teeth surgery. Dr. Steele can examine your teeth, gums, and bone to determine whether or not you need wisdom teeth surgery.
Why Should I Have Wisdom Teeth Surgery?
• There is not enough room for your wisdom teeth. If you have a small jaw and your wisdom teeth are unable to erupt, they are impacted and can cause overcrowding in your jaw as well as discomfort.
• You may have already undergone extensive orthodontic work to align your perfect smile. Four additional teeth could possibly undo years of orthodontic treatment.
• The overcrowding caused by wisdom teeth could make it difficult for you to properly clean your teeth, leading to tooth decay in your otherwise healthy teeth. This could also result in periodontal disease.
• The eruption of wisdom teeth can be painful. They may not come in straight and can result in sore and irritated gum tissues as they break through. Infection of the gum tissues is also possible as food and bacteria may get caught in the openings.
If it is determined that you do require oral surgery on wisdom teeth for Coppell, TX, Dr. Steele performs wisdom teeth surgery within his practice.
Dr. J. Darrell Steele, an oral surgeon in Coppell, TX, serves patients from Grapevine, Carrollton, Lewisville, and Irving. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!